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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on Naming Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist

November 16, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement on the naming of Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and alt-right movement leader, Stephen Bannon as Chief Strategist to President-elect Trump.

“On election night, President-elect Trump spoke of the need to unite the American people following a divisive election. Naming Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist directly contradicts this message. Putting someone in the White House with a clear record of divisive and hateful rhetoric speaks to concerns that millions of Americans have about the Trump Administration and what it will mean for minority groups and the diversity that is the fabric of our country. While the President-elect can name any advisors he wishes, I urge him to immediately reconsider Mr. Bannon,” said Congressman DeSaulnier.